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  •  I don't doubt any of that, either, (2+ / 0-)
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    WarrenS, MichaelNY

    but if they really stand to reap immense profits from legalization, then it doesn't follow that they'd stand idly by while others wrangle out the legal issues.  It not only doesn't follow, it doesn't make sense.  A nation where legalized marijuana is controlled lock, stock and barrel by the tobacco industry is only one possible outcome of reform, and (if I'm any judge) not even particularly one of the likelier ones.  By logic, the tobacco companies have every motive to push for a brand of reform which gives them the most control, and they ought to be doing that.  But they're not, at least not visibly.  Why not?  

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